5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Polonnaruwa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Hyderabad

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Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by Nishantha Wood Carvings, appreciate the history behind Gal Vihara, then steep yourself in history at Lankathilaka Image House, then pause for some photo ops at Polonnaruwa Vatadage, and finally delve into the distant past at Siva Devalaya (No 1).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Polonnaruwa online trip itinerary builder.

Hyderabad, India to Polonnaruwa is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

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Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Nishantha Wood Carvings ©
Nishantha Wood Carvings

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Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
On the 8th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Coconut Cultural Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kalkudah road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kalkudah

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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park

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Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mamangam Temple, and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Trincomalee itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kalkudah to Trincomalee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

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Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple

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Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba and then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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